John Swinney: ‘students may fail degrees because of strikes’

Scottish College students are in danger of failing their degrees and exams as a result of a recent spate of strikes by lecturers, education Secretary John Swinney has said.


He appealed for lecturers to call off their action at the weekend after appointing a Scottish Government mediator in an effort to settle the acrimonious dispute. John Sturrock QC will facilitate talks between the EIS teaching union and Colleges Scotland in a bid to resolve the discord over core teaching hours and the numbers of annual leave days for staff across Scotland.


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